A Wichita Tradition: Handel's Messiah

Come celebrate a Wichita tradition of 73 years!

Nov. 25, 2018, at 2:00pm, at City Life Church(formerly First Baptist), located at 216 E. 2nd, Wichita KS 67212.  Admission is $10 at the door.  Tickets can be purchased in advance from a Wichita Choral Society member.  For information, please call Carol Parsons at 316-258-2518.  



The Wichita Choral Society does not require auditions!  Singers from all backgrounds are welcome.  We rehearse on Monday evenings at Calvary United Methodist Church at 2525 N. Rock Rd. in Wichita. from 7:00PM to 8:30PM.  We perform twice a year, the Messiah in December and lighter fare in the spring.  Our director, Shawn Chastain, Executive Coordinator of Fine Arts, Wichita Public Schools, has been at the helm of the Wichita Choral Society for 17 years!


Performance of Handel's Messiah, Nov. 27, 2016, at City Life Church, downtown Wichita


The Wichita Choral Society was established by Harold Decker to fill a need for a community chorus in Wichita.  Winter 1945 saw the first “Messiah” performance, starting a tradition broken only 3 times in 62 years.  The Wichita Choral Society has enjoyed the leadership of 12 directors over the span of 73 years.